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With Cudi now thankfully getting the help he needs, a new video has emerged for the track “Frequency”; a Mike Dean/Plain Pat production that first emerged way back in March. The song itself is a reminder of Cudi’s status as a hip-hop outlier who, when he gets it right, is able to hit on a hooky, experimental aesthetic that basically no one else in the game can.
The Weeknd has shared the new music video for “False Alarm,” the second single off his upcoming album Starboy. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, it begins with a parental advisory warning for “explicit content” and “graphic violence.” It is not an exaggeration: The video features very bloody, very violent scenes of a bank robbery. Watch it now!
Earlier this year, Indonesian comedian Brian Imanuel took the hip hop world by storm under the pseudonym Rich Chigga. His music video for the track “Dat $tick”, which features Imanuel spitting hot bars while swagged out in a fully buttoned pink polo and Reebok fanny pack, became the viral sensation of the year. Not only did Chigga become a beloved figure in the realm of the meme-filled internet, he actually gained respect from some of the biggest rappers around. This includes Wu-Tang Clan legend Ghostface Killah, who appears alongside Rich Chigga and Miami-based rapper Pouya on the official remix for “Dat $tick”.
Meek Mill has built a career out of proudly representing Philadelphia. It’s not a new story that the rapper came from nothing; battle rapping on the streets while his friends held camcorders. Now, as he looks forward, the Dreamchaser explains what he hopes to achieve in his career next. This is Noisey Raps.
“This song just came out a few days ago and I needed to play drums to it. Everything in this song drops so hard, and all the bass in the track got me dancing immediately. I hope you enjoy my drum cover and thank you for watching!” – Dylan Taylor.
Metallica are still a good six weeks out from releasing their long-awaited new album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, but the heavy metal hall of famers have had a particularly busy week promoting the release. They performed at the Global Citizen Festival on Saturday, appeared on the Howard Stern Show on Monday, and staged an intimate club show on Wednesday. To close the week, Metallica delivered their first late-night TV performance behind Hardwired, tearing through “Moth into Flame” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Machine Gun Kelly combined forces with Chief Keef for his new song ‘Young Man’ back in July. It was a one off single with no word on if it will be a part of a future project, although we do know that MGK is working on a new studio album. The two unlikely collaborators hit the streets for the official video. Watch it now.
810 is the area code for Flint, Michigan, a city known the world over for its prolific street violence and staggering unemployment. That violence rears its head in Singer David Gunn’s music, as well in various outbursts over the years from his wilds and loyal fans. This is KING 810’s music video for “Alpha & Omega” from their upcoming album, la petite mort or a conversation with god. It’s raw, powerful, f**ken epic and available now on Roadrunner Records. You can get it on iTunes HERE.
The year 2100. In an effort to combat overpopulation, the postmortem social network “Anvil” is released and made mandatory to all. A fusion of both Japanese and Belgian comics inspirations and sensibilities, such as Ghost in the Shell, Akira or Peter & Schuiten’s work. “Anvil” invites us on a journey through the eyes of a young woman in her final moments on earth.